Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rollover Crash Kills Wrong-Way Driver

A motorist’s good driving skills can help avoid injuries he may sustain from vehicular accidents, However, his own negligence could also lead him to his fateful demise.

A 25-year-old woman from Newcastle identified as Sandra Hauser was recently killed in a rollover accident shortly after correcting her wrong-way driving east of Highway 193.

Hauser was said to have just made a U-turn after driving her westbound vehicle along the eastbound lanes of interstate 80. She was said to be correctly heading east when she lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road.

Her blue 1990 Acura Integra then hit a rock embankment at around 2:30 am before it rolled over. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are not yet sure whether Hauser was intoxicated at the time of the accident as she was dangerously going the wrong way shortly before the crash. It is also possible that she may have fallen asleep or was distracted as she corrected her direction before losing control over her vehicle.

Her death is unfortunate but her mistakes should be a lesson to other motorists so that fatalities in these accidents can be lessened.